The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a YearWhen Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one yearand that she wanted to do it in their yardthey told her she was crazy.She did it anyway.The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren’s account of decidingdespite all resistanceto take control of her family’s food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It’s a story of bugs, worms, rot, and failure; of learning, replanting, harvesting, and eating. The road is long ...
The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers (Gardener's Supply Books)
Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: Home gardeners who want growing tips from professionals, so that they can enjoy an abundance of flowers year-round in fresh and dried bouquets;Passionate gardeners and small-scale growers who want to raise and sell cut flowers in season for additional income;Small commercial farmers who want to increase farm revenue or even make a living from selling field-grown, specialty cut flowers.The Flower Farmer provides a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets. Chapters include information on:The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmersHow to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beautyHow to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower businessFlower-arranging basics from a designer's perspectiveExtending the season with woody shrubs and treesMarketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers.Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying.
Farming In Your Backyard for Beginners Vol.2 - Use Proven Strategies to Grow Plants, Herbs, and Food in Your Backyard Easily (Best Guide To Grow Organic ... Farming, Backyard Farming Strategies)
Easy Strategies To Grow Foods, Plants And Herbs In Your BackyardFarming In Your Backyard For BeginnersBONUS! : FREE Natural Remedies Report Never Released Included! **** LIMITED TIME OFFER ******This book contains strategies on how to grow plants, herbs and food in your own backyard. Although it is intended for those who are new to backyard farming, this book also includes info that a long time gardener may also find useful. The first part of this book provides the basics on backyard farming, the purpose of having one and the benefits you could get out of having your own backyard garden. This book focuses on soil health and getting rid of pests earlier before they spread. It includes tips on how to grow organic food, which enables you to stay away from the conventional system where pesticides and other man-made substances are utilized. The main objective of this book is to help the backyard farming newbies to learn the things they need to know first before planting their crops. Check Out What You Will Learn After Reading This Book Below!!Backyard Farming PurposesBackyard Farming TipsStrategies To Create Your Own Backyard FarmEasy Ways To Plant In Your BackyardGrowing Plants,Foods And Herbs Benefits Get The Book Before The Promotion Runs Out! Only For A Limited Time! You Do NOT Need A Kindle Device To Read This E-Book, You Can Read On Your PC, Mac, SmartPhone, And Or Your Kindle Device Tags: Backyard Farming, Growing Plants, Herbs, Foods, Backyard, Organic